Leadership

Pastor Jon Fry

Fry Family

I had the privilege of growing up in a Christian home. I realized, however, that I must personally turn from my sin and trust completely in Christ. After salvation, God kept challenging my heart to serve the Lord as a missionary. I am thrilled that God has allowed me to serve as pastor in the beautiful missionfield of New England since 2011. I love being able to study God’s Word each day and then share what I learn with the church.

 

I met my wife Joy while at Bible college. We have been married since 2001 and have 4 fun-loving children. Joy is a wonderful encouragement to me and to our family. She is very involved in children’s ministry as well as music and ladies ministries. Playing with our four children, attempting any kind of sport, and tackling home improvement projects are things I enjoy doing with my time.

We have a burden to see people saved, added to the church, and discipled to be like Christ. We especially enjoy counseling and fellowshipping with people in the church. Our prayer for those at Grace is that they would know the Word of God and imitate the Son of God.

Bob Connolly, elder

Fry Family
I came to know the Lord as my personal Savior when I was in my 30s.  Understanding clearly that I was a sinner, I was overwhelmed with the thought that God would save me.  He lifted me out of the miry clay of my life and set my feet on the Rock that is His Son.  I put my trust completely in Jesus Christ and He graciously saved me from my sin.

 

As an Elder at Grace, I serve as the Sunday School coordinator and assist in administrative matters.  My wife, Marilyn, and I enjoy serving the Lord together.  After all the Lord has done for us, we can do no less than give Him our best and live for Him completely.  

 

Fry Family
 

Jon Sparkman, elder

Fry Family

I'm thrilled to serve as an elder at Grace Bible Church and I am privileged to teach an adult Sunday School class.  My wife, Lisa, serves on the Church's planning committee which plans and implements activities for our Church body under the direction of the elders.  Our heart's desire is to see faith in our God passed from one generation to the next.

I was blessed to grow up in a pastor's home and have heard God's truth taught ever since I can remember.  As a young boy, I came to know pretty early that I was a sinner, and accepted Christ as my Savior after a junior church class taught by my mom.  Lisa came to know the Lord as a teenager on a camping trip sponsored by the Church.  We met in college and got married in 1985 and have been at Grace Bible Church ever since.  God has blessed us with four children and we loved watching them grow up at Grace.  We are thankful for the "bonus" kids that God has blessed us with - a daughter-in-law and a son-in-law - and also a very special grandson.